A Bollywood icon and an American pop star come together to share their love and talent with their friends and family the night before they become man and wife. Did anyone really expect Priyanka Chopra and Nick Jonas’ sangeet to be anything less than a musical extravaganza?
Earlier today, Chopra released a video montage and pictures from inside the pre-wedding event, and it looks like the stage show of our dreams. The sangeet took place on November 30 on the lawns of the Umaid Bhawan Palace, where the festivities are being held all weekend long.
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It all began as a fierce song & dance competition between the families but ended, as always, as a huge celebration of love. Nick and I were looking forward to the Sangeet (musical evening), another pre wedding ritual.. and to see what each side had put together. And what a performance it was. Each family telling our stories through song and dance, filled with lots of laughter and love. We were both filled with gratitude for the effort, the love and the laughter and will carry the memories of this special evening for the rest of our lives. It is an amazing start to a lifetime of togetherness for our families and friends.. #grateful @nickjonas
The night was complete with the full Bollywood musical setup: coordinated lighting design, a video backdrop projected onto large screens, sparklers,props, a stunning lead couple and a cast of white backup dancers. It actually looked a lot like a certain music video Chopra is well-known for…
The bride and groom’s families were both in on the action. Chopra shows us where she got her killer moves as she dances with her mother, Madhu, and brother Siddharth is pictured jamming along with the rest of the Chopra khandaan. Chopra’s cousin Parineeti also appeared in a special performance during the night of fun. Jonas’ brother Joe and his fiancée, actress Sophie Turner, can be seen breaking it down in true Bollywood fashion as the groom stars as lead singer and dancer. Jonas’ other brothers Frankie and Kevin and sister-in-law Danielle are captured cheering from the front row.
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There was also a large trophy to honor the winning team (Team Bride or Team Groom), but according to Chopra, the healthy competition brought the families together in the end.
“It all began as a fierce song & dance competition between the families but ended, as always, as a huge celebration of love,” Chopra captioned her Instagram post.
Chopra, styled by Ami Patel, was wearing gold and silver sequined sari by Abu Jani Sandeep Khosla. Jonas, clothed in a midnight blue sherwani, and his brothers were also dressed by the designer duo.
Abu Jani Sandeep Khosla were additionally responsible for the design and execution of the event.
Joseph Radhik, who shot Virat Kohli and Anushka Sharma’s wedding last year, is part of PC and Jonas’ gang of wedding photographers. After the sangeet, Radhik took to his Instagram story to express just how entertaining the entire event was:
“Ok. It’s been 8 years of wedding photography, and tonight I may have just witnessed the most amazing Sangeet night of em all. Wow.”
For the bride and groom, Chopra wrote in her post, it will be a night to remember forever for the couple:
“We were both filled with gratitude for the effort, the love and the laughter and will carry the memories of this special evening for the rest of our lives. It is an amazing start to a lifetime of togetherness for our families and friends.”
Chopra also shared unreleased images today from another competition between the families that took place during her mehndi: a cricket match.
The men of the two families sported customized team shirts. Chopra posted a dreamy clip of Jonas at bat during the game, looking very much in his element.
Chopra and Jonas were married in Christian ceremony on Dec. 1, with a Hindu wedding ceremony taking place today in an effort to honor both of their faiths.
We’re looking forward to more pictures from the beautiful couple in the coming days as they continue to celebrate with friends, families and colleagues.